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Cell Division: Meiosis Lecture Materials

These are the FREE Cell Cycle: Meiosis Lecture materials used to supplement actual college biology courses.

Mitosis Classroom Exercise
Instructor's Corner
  • Make a list comparing and contrasting mitosis and meiosis. You do have some slides that make these comparisons. But after you’ve studied, see if you can make a list on your own, from memory.
  • What separates during meiosis I? What separates during meiosis II?
  • What are homologous chromosomes? What does a pair of unduplicated homologues look like?
  • How do homologues and sister chromatids differ?
  • What is independent assortment?
  • What is crossing over?
  • Know the phases of meiosis I and meiosis II.
  • If a cell with 6 chromosomes divides to form gametes, how many chromosomes will the resulting gametes each have?
  • What were the 3 things that we discussed which increase genetic diversity in sexually reproducing organisms?
  • In order to make sure that you understand what goes on during the phases of mitosis and meiosis, practice with paper models like we did in class, or draw it out. This will help you truly understand.

Versions of Meiosis PPT: 

Printing: The best way for students to print out the PowerPoint Show is to download the PDF version. Select Print, and, when the Print screen comes up, go to the Print Handling options. Under Page Scaling, select "Multiple pages per sheet", Under Pages per sheet, select "2". That uses up less paper, placing two slides on each page.

The Meiosis Lecture materials include:
  • list of learning objectives
  • PowerPoint lecture 
  • homework assignment 
  • "class note" articles 
  • practice test & review questions

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Word document of an in-class activity given to students at the end of lecture. This tool helps the students review the main messages of the lecture while allowing the instructor to assess the class' understanding of the material. We also have a Photo Guide to this Meiosis Classroom Activity.

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